Money Line Upsets Worthy of your Saturday College Football Picks

Steven Suarez

Sunday, September 20, 2015 2:28 PM GMT

Sunday, Sep. 20, 2015 2:28 PM GMT

A very busy day of college football awaits. Are there are moneyline wagers that we should be considering with our college football picks? Join us as we go throught the best NCAA football plus odds.

Northwestern Wildcats vs. Duke Blue Devils
Both the Blue Devils and Wildcats are undefeated through two games, but that spotless record will be tarnished for one of these teams this weekend.

First, let's examine the college football odds on offer for today's game. Duke is currently favored by four points at home, with the total at 49 points right now. Keep tracking the College Football Odds movement at SBRodds.com in order to get the possible number you can before kickoff.

It's been a near perfect start for the Blue Devils. They smashed Tulane 37-7 on the road in their regular season opener and then shut NC Central out in a dominant 55-0 victory at home last week. Thomas Sirk has played great football as the team's starting QB, completing 67.7 percent of his passes to go with a 5:0 TD:INT ratio; he's also the team's leading rusher with 24 carries for 154 yards and a touchdown.

The Wildcats have enjoyed a stellar start to their season too, having beaten Stanford (ranked #21 at the time) 16-6 at home before thumping Eastern Illinois 41-0. Clayton Thorson has managed the offense well, while Justin Jackson has already gone for 212 rushing yards and a touchdown through the team's first two games.

So, where should we go with our college football picks? We actually think a moneyline wager on Northwestern may be the best way to go, as they've already been battle-tested against the Cardinal already, which should have them ready to compete at a high level at Duke this weekend. The odds are very appealing on Jackson and company here, so we'll roll with the road team to get the job done.

College Football Pick: Northwestern Wildcats ML +155
 

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Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish
The Yellow Jackets have been scoring points at will early on this season. They beat Alcorn 69-6 and then had no trouble with Tulane in a 65-10 victory. 

They're unlikely to have that much success offensively against a step-up in competition this weekend. Current college football betting lines show Georgia Tech favored by 2.5 points on the road, with the total at 55.5 points. On the moneyline, the Yellow Jackets are listed at -135 to win, with the Fighting Irish at approximately +115.

There's a good chance Notre Dame would have been favored if it were not for the Malik Zaire injury. The starter has already been lost for the season, which is obviously a huge blow to the Fighting Irish's chances. That means the onus will fall on DeShone Kizer to take over the starting role, and he's shown he can make some plays already. Kizer has completed 8-of-13 passes for 92 yards and two touchdowns in limited action so far, but he'll no doubt face his most challenging test of his collegiate career here against Georgia Tech. 

The good news is Kizer has a lot of talent around him, namely running back C.J. Prosise (6.8 YPC already in 2015) and wideout Will Fuller, who's already caught 12 passes for 266 yards and four touchdowns in two games. 

Sure, the Yellow Jackets have looked very strong, particularly offensively, but we do think the general public overvalued them after their blowout wins over weak competition. Meanwhile, the public may be scared off by the notion of backing Notre Dame now that Zaire is out, but we're thinking the opposite. We look for Kizer and the rest of the Fighting Irish to rise to the occasion at home and pick up the straight up victory, thus making them our College Football Pick play on the ML.

NCAA Football Pick: Notre Dame Fighting Irish ML +115

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